I hear a lot of negative on the road in truck stops about Stevens. About the same reaction I get when I say Amway. They don't like the pay, but they love the product, the trucks or the miles. There is more to pay than the CPM. I doubt anyone can beat the Alliance terms for their lease with a company, can get started right away after grad fleet and can walk away if needed.
No matter which training company you start with, you'll hear negatives. Just the way it all goes.
Stevens has excellent training and sets you up for much better in the future.
I never met anyone that enjoyed boot camp, but I never met anyone that wasn't glad they did it.